Let’s Be Pen Pals

Good morning Lovelies. It’s so nice to be here. Time out from a busy week for all of us no doubt.  A few moments to sit still (my number one desire for the past 22 years), and look at pretty pictures of cake and flowers.

One of my favourite aspects of baking and decorating cakes is using fresh flowers to dress up each unique creation. I love popping into my favourite florist to peruse the latest stock of buds and blooms, then carefully make my selection…so many incredible colours and textures. It really is inspirational. Then taking them home to play is a creative dream come true .

This wedding cake was taken to Fig Tree Restaurant which is one of the most stunning venues in Byron Bay. I felt a bit special setting up my baby there, and even more excited about joining the wedding as a guest. (Just quietly, the food was to die for!) The best part was actually being present when the cake was cut and hearing all of the appraisal from satisfied guests. The top tier was lime, pistachio & coconut, with the bottom tier a traditional chocolate cake. You’re welcome.

To compliment the wedding cake, I made matching cupcakes with swiss meringue buttercream flowers, which was almost as much fun as playing with the real flowers. While I’m still very much a beginner, I’m happy with how they turned out. Such a nice way to take cupcakes to the next level for a special event.

Buttercream cakes dressed with fresh flowers and a simple wooden topper make for a wonderfully romantic wedding cake. There is a timeless appeal about them that suits any rustic or vintage celebration. 

I have a few exciting projects coming up that I am busting to share with you. I think I am finally out of Christmas denial and ready to accept that it is only about four weeks away. I know, I know…pathetic right? I am hoping to sneak in one more photo shoot before Christmas, as my collection of tartan tins and red vintage checked thermoses are starting to scream at me and seriously need to be styled with yuletide sweets!

Next week, however, I am going to share my Christmas dessert table from last year. I’ll show you how to take inspiration from a piece of fabric to create an entire dessert display and place settings for your Christmas table.

For now, I hope you can all manage some down time this weekend. I’m hoping to make gingerbread men with the girls and rummage through my Christmas props to plan my photo shoot. Watch this space, because a little birdy is telling me that this Mama Bear may be seeing her work published a couple of times over the next few weeks! (squeal!!) More on that later. 

Lots of love xx

1 comment

  • Nancy Kelley

    What a lovely cake! I hope you have a magical Christmas season and I look forward to seeing more of your delightful goodies!

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